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Alleviating Holiday Stress - Self-Care Health Trending 

Alleviating Holiday Stress – Self-Care

Let’s begin this holiday season putting ourselves at the fore-front of everything that we do. Yes, you read that correctly! I know, this doesn’t sound at all like holiday cheer does it? But how many times in the past have we said yes to something and then been mad or displayed passive/aggressive behavior…. “I’ll go… but unconsciously be witchy about it!” Or “I’ll do that…” but then give the silent treatment or cold shoulder to another. Let’s not do that this year. We began September this year unveiling an awareness…

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How Mindfulness Has Transformed My Life Healing Health Lifestyle 

How Mindfulness Has Transformed My Life

Talking about how some things can be life-changing has turned in a bit of a cliché already. There are literary hundreds of articles about strategies and new age approaches that can help you get a fresh start. When it comes to mindfulness, however, I believe that it’s one of the most powerful practices and its effectiveness has been proven many times already. Mindfulness is a pretty simple concept. It focuses on being attention-driven and open to the opportunity that appears in your life here and now. As a mindful individual,…

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Relax & Sleep Well with Hypnosis, An Alternative to Meditation Healing Health Meditation Trainings Trending 

Relax & Sleep Well with Hypnosis, An Alternative to Meditation

A healthy human lifestyle contains a good amount of sleep. If someone is not sleeping well or has prolonged periods of disrupted sleep, there will be serious health effects or the individual may experience various unhealthy consequences. Disrupted sleep for a long time can also lead to several types of chronic or serious health conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease. That’s because mind-body techniques for example guided imagery, hypnosis and guided meditation for a sleeping disorder are made to alter sleep patterns for the better. Hypnosis and guided…

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What to do in times of sorrow… Self-Care! Health Lifestyle Trending 

What to do in times of sorrow… Self-Care!

With so much sadness in the world, hurricanes, earthquakes, needless shootings and young talent dying, we can find ourselves in a major funk! What’s this world coming to? It can be a really difficult thing to wrap our heads around. We simply can’t make sense of it all. But maybe we’re not supposed to. Certainly we have to process and grieve but we don’t have to get stuck there. “How can I not?” you say. The late Wayne Dyer said,  “You CANNOT get sick enough, to heal one person on…

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Sustaining the Balance: A Self-Help Health Lifestyle Trending 

Sustaining the Balance: A Self-Help

Being a species belongs to Homo sapiens can be a difficult balancing act. It is not easy to get weighed down by the pressures of career, academics and social life. If personal problems are piled on top of these pressures, you can feel astounded and lose your balance. Personal problems that an individual may encounter in his or her life: Loneliness and Isolation Financial Pressures Pressures from Family Medical Problems Recent or Past Sexual or Physical Assault Discrimination How to cope with these problems? Work smart, live smart Would you…

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Walking a Mile in Another Man’s Shoes – Seeing a New Perspective Health Lifestyle Trending 

Walking a Mile in Another Man’s Shoes – Seeing a New Perspective

This weekend I found myself wanting to make some cash and to do something fun. So I got on over to Craigslist and under the Help Wanted, Events, I found a gig as a cashier at a carnival about an hour away. I had applied on Friday and the position had been filled, but early Saturday I received a call and the position was offered to me. YES! Sounded like fun and I’ve always wanted to go to Wilcox, where the Apple Orchards are and it’s even apple season. Super Cool! Twelve…

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Calming and Focusing the Restless Mind with Yoga Health Lifestyle Trending Yoga 

Calming and Focusing the Restless Mind with Yoga

The Dance Breathe. I listen to the mantra, adjust my sitting position, and let the sound wash over my consciousness. I’m hungry. I bring my mind back to the mantra and the soft, beautiful music accompanying it. I feel sleepy. I begin to softly repeat the mantra, just loud enough for me to hear: “Gopala-Govinda-Rama-MadanaMohana,” The mantra rolls off my tongue; my shoulders begin to relax. Again, I say the mantra: “Gopala-Govinda-Rama-MadanaMohana. ” I wonder if it will rain today? Do I need to water the garden? And so, my…

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Are you Neglecting an Important Health Issue in Your Life? Health Lifestyle Trending 

Are you Neglecting an Important Health Issue in Your Life?

What do you think is one of the most neglected areas in our personal lives? If you guessed taking care of ourselves, you are correct. For the most part, we do a really nice job taking care of others, our families, significant others, jobs, animals, volunteering, and jobs, just to name a few. But when it comes to taking care of ourselves, we either put it on the back burner for when we have extra time, or we simply think it’s selfish and neglect it completely.     I know……

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Meditate During Your Juice Cleanse For A Happier, More Peaceful You Health Lifestyle Meditation Trending 

Meditate During Your Juice Cleanse For A Happier, More Peaceful You

Juice cleansing has many benefits – in fact, research has found that lowering your calorie intake by up to 40 percent lowers your risk of various diseases. But a juice cleanse isn’t just about cleaning your body — it can be great for your mind, too. Even more so when you combine a cleanse with a calming meditation ritual.  Often, we go into auto-pilot mode during our day and especially when eating food. We don’t even realize how much we’re eating or what our bodies really need, which puts us out…

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A Brief History of Using Cannabis as Medicine Healing Health 

A Brief History of Using Cannabis as Medicine

Cannabis has an ancient medical history. Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice vowed not to prosecute anyone using medical marijuana or distributing it within legal states, making formal a policy hinted at by the Obama Administration earlier. Currently, doctors can prescribe medical cannabis to patients in 28 states, for conditions ranging from glaucoma to AIDS. However, until the record-breaking announcement of the Justice Department, none of those laws had any weight to them. They did not provide any protection from federal persecution, despite the fact that people have been using…

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